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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-2 Primary

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades K-2.

Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

An iPad app helps first and second graders create and identify geometric shapes while developing higher-order thinking skills required by the Common Core math standards.

Coding for Kindergarteners

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

Author Sarah Richard shares valuable tips to help kindergarten teachers have a successful first day.

Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.

Classroom Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers

Teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers elementary educators ideas on how to manage student behavior and needs.

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FTP in Blue: When, Why, and Whom to Teach Procedures To

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Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Gratitude Builds Character and Health

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Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Meaningful Connections: Objectives and Standards

Math teacher and teaching strategist Karen Lea looks at meaningful ways to connect learning objectives with Common Core State Standards.

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A Year at Mission Hill: Beginning of the Year and Making it Real

A Year at Mission Hill is a video documentary series that covers the transformation of one Boston inner city elementary school. In Chapters Two and Three, we watch teachers and students come together to lay a foundation of respect and trust, and...

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A Year at Mission Hill: An Exciting New Film Series

Blogger Mark Phillips offers an advance review of "A Year at Mission Hill," a 10-part film about a remarkable Boston public pilot school that will premier in five segments on Edutopia.

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Teaching Grade School Students How to Make Global Impact
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Teaching Students How to Make Global Impact

The John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global-awareness curricula. Now they’ve expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.

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Research Supports Global Curriculum

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Inner Meanie and Inner Friend

In Part 5 of her elementary student SEL series, filmmaker Randy Taran shows how the Inner Positive Friend can defeat the Inner Negative Meanie.

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To Improve School Climate, Examine Recess

Jill Vialet, Founder and CEO of Playworks, presents research about the SEL benefits of school recess, and offers five steps toward improving school climate by improving what happens on the playground.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Analyzing (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 4)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Analyzing are reviewed in this fourth post of a six-part series.

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Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning

Author Kevin Washburn looks at curiosity and how to inspire it in students through the questions we ask them.

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Sustaining Success Despite Budget Cuts

How a resource-strapped elementary school became a top-performing school with a homegrown, easy-to-implement program of differentiated instruction.

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Elementary Students Get a Wired Education

Computers and multimedia are seamlessly woven into the curriculum at technology-rich Mary Scroggs Elementary School.

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Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management

Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Applying (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 3)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Applying are reviewed in this third post of a six-part series.

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